Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) was established in 1975 and has grown to be the leading connector of Corporate and Government Members with Minority Business Enterprises to foster equity in a business. We have certified thousands of MBEs connecting them to Corporations focused on Diversity & Inclusion. These connections have resulted in over $50 billion in MBE Sales and countless successful partnerships.


The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) is to link corporate and government members with Minority Business Enterprises to foster equity in business.


A world in which economic success is diverse and inclusive.


$50 B

MBE Sales



Certified MBEs



Corporate Partners



Business Served

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but building the new” - Socrates

We connect great people with one shared vision

Our purpose is to foster the development of minority-owned businesses throughout Florida. We build networks and relationships between minority businesses and corporate and government buyers to build more successful business partnerships.

Our Board of Directors

Board Chair

Desirée Hanson

Manager, Supplier Diversity
Moffitt Cancer Center

2nd Vice Chair

Mary Mayhew

Communications Manager
NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light


Jack Greene

Director, Procurement
AutoNation, Inc.

Assistant Treasurer

Nat Martin

Director, Strategic Sourcing

The Walt Disney Company


Anthea Pennant

Associate Vice President,
Adult & Community Education

Broward College

MBE Input Committee Chair

Abel A. Herrera

IT Data Solutions

Beatrice Louissaint

President & CEO
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Board Members

Brian Butler

President & CEO
Vistra Communications

Dionne Lawson-Vidal

Supervisor, IT Supply Chain Logistics
American Airlines

Jay Narang

Commander In Chief
Tech Army

Quibulah Graham

Sr. Director, Diversity & Minority Business Development External Affairs
Orlando Health

Leonard Spencer

Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity

Lindsay Collazo, CPPB

Director, Supplier Diversity
University of Miami

Susana Robledo

Cube Care Company

Tonja Graham

Supplier Diversity Director
Duke Energy

Our Shared Beliefs



We certify minority businesses with capacity to scale to global markets.

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Enhance the readiness of certified MBEs to position them for growth.

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Facilitate essential relationships between MBEs and Corporate Members & Governments.



We Deliver programs and services to further the economic impact of MBEs.

Our Success is Measured by Your Success

Meet Our Team

Beatrice Louissaint

President & CEO

Monica Cupid, MBA

Vice President of Operations

Erasmo Acosta, MBA

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Business Consultant

Southern Region/Main Office

Lucy Moore, MBA

Finance & Business Administrator

Yasmeen Ferrera

Business Operations Manager

Stuart Combs

Director of Certification

Stephanie Toribio

Certification Specialist

Krysten B. Deidrick

Communications Design & Production Manager

Chelsea Low (1)

Chelsea Low

Social Media Marketing Manager

Olivia Poleon

Recertification & FDOT Outreach Specialist​

Lauren Torres


FDOT DBE Specialized Development Program

Moya Bailey

FDOT Project Consultant, Southern Florida

Tonya Shaw

FDOT Project Analyst and Outreach Coordinator 

US DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)
for the Southeast Region

KyShun Nicholas, MBA

Project Director

Catherine T

Catherine Timothee, MBA

Project Coordinator

Miami/Orlando Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

Andres Barberi

Business Consultant

Timothy Spearman

Business Consultant & Data/IT Analyst

Ravel Bonilla, MBA

Program Director

Ryan Davis

Business Consultant

SBA Empower to Grow (E2G) Program

Prashant Karki, MBA

Program Manager


Tonya Shaw

Become A Part Of The Movement


Get Certified

Increase your readiness & visibility with the most trusted minority business certification.


Become A Corporate Member

Gain exclusive access to hundreds of talented MBEs with capacity.


Programs & Services

Take your business to the next level with access to programs and specialty consultants.

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